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Mark your calendar for the Floyd Living Traditions Festival on August 24, 10am to 6pm. We're partnering the Handmade Music School to showcase traditional Floyd County arts on FCA's campus. The festival will be your chance to witness the magic of basket making, quilting, spinning, weaving, instrument making, blacksmithing, woodworking, dance and music!

We couldn’t be more excited to feature the work of local practitioners of traditional arts, young and old alike. These tradition bearers continue to tell the story of our shared past through their work!

 

  • Highlights include:

  • Collection of artifacts on display from of the Old Church Gallery

  • Demonstrations

  • Live music and dance

  • Interpretive performances and presentations about our rich local artistic heritage

  • Vendors showcasing and selling both traditional and contemporary art

  • Hands-on kids activities

  • Community Art Project encouraging all festival-goers to join in!

  • Food vendors

 

The Living Traditions Festival is made possible by support from:

  • Skyline National Bank - Visit Website

  • Mid Atlantic Arts’ Central Appalachia Living Traditions program

 

Attendance is FREE!

Call for Vendors - Apply Today!

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Demonstrations at the Living Traditions Festival

BASKETRYWOODWORKING, SPINNING & WEAVING, LUTHIERY, BLACKSMITHING, POTTERY, QUILTING BEE, BROOM MAKING, AND MORE!

 

Music & Presentations

The festival will have two distinct stages:

LINE UP COMING SOON!

 

Outdoor Stage for Music: Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of traditional Appalachian music, featuring live bands throughout the day!

 

Indoor Stage for Presentations: Engage your mind with enlightening presentations that delve into the heart of cultural heritage, offering insights into the stories, skills, and knowledge that define our community.

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